Three teenagers blackmail a serial killer.

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Ian Wright
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Gary Parker
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Mark
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Chasely (as Hanna Mangan-Lawrence)
Joshua Payne ...
James
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Kay Wright
Holly Baldwin ...
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Tanya Lee's Dad
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Ma Parker
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Young Mark
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Kay and Ian's Baby
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James Tresswick and Mark Vincent are victims of a brutal bully Gary Parker who has maltreated both boys, marking their bodies and spoiling their young lives. In their last year of high school, James and Mark find a way to stop being victims. They're going to kill Gary; Wandering alone around an isolated forest - the suspected site of the disappearance of a local girl - 17 year old Mark strays upon an adult male filling in a trench. It's suspicious and tantalizing. Mark returns with his friend James and Chasley Keys and they bring shovels to exhume what will probably be rotting garbage or someone's dead pet - or so they tell themselves. They find the ghostly white body of a woman. She's a tourist - a Canadian backpacker. The "trench" is a grave. The "adult male" is her killer. And they've got him by the balls. Responding to Mark's intimations James floats an idea to seek out "the sicko". It'll be a bit of fun. He's confident the guy lives in their suburb; Mark saw his car parked on a ... Written by Armstrong & Krause

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This film is considered an Ozploitation picture, an Australian exploitation movie. See more »

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Great! Kind of like if The Loved Ones was a serious movie
1 July 2016 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

This movie has a fantastic set up, and although the plot is a little ridiculous (two teenage best friends blackmailing the local serial killer into murdering the man who raped them as children), as a viewer I became so involved with the character dynamic that I really didn't question it much.

The two teenage protagonists are very sympathetic. I think the acting on their part was what ultimately made the movie. What was weird was that the kids look exactly like these two guys that I knew out in California who were about the same age and actually acted kind of like these guys too, save for the whole being Australian part.

Anyway, to get back to the point-I think that anyone who's a fan of the thriller and horror genre would like this movie. I imagine a lot of people who might be reading this, or looking into this movie have probably also seen 'The Loved Ones', which a decent movie in its own right. However, Acolytes is light-years better in terms of acting and plot, and as I get older I am starting to get tired of all this torture porn going around. Acolytes is 'tasteful' in that regard.

The ending is a little weird, and probably could have been thought out better, but overall a good ride.


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